For Huawei, there has been a series of good news in recent days.
First of all, with the unremitting efforts of the Chinese government, on September 24, local time, Ms. Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Huawei, left Canada on a chartered plane by the Chinese government, returned to the motherland, and reunited with her family.
Then the second one is that Hongmeng users exceeded 120 million, with an average daily growth of 1 million.
The third is that Huawei released a new operating system openEuler Euler.
On March 25, Huawei officially released Euler, an open-source operating system for digital infrastructure. The unified operating system is suitable for a variety of devices. It can be developed once, cover all scenarios, and achieve ecological interoperability through capability sharing.
As for why Huawei makes such an operating system.
Deng Taihua, vice president of Huawei and president of the computing product line, said at the press conference:
At present, the fragmentation of the operating system has resulted in a large number of “soft chimneys” in digital infrastructure, and there are problems of ecological fragmentation, repeated development, and cumbersome coordination.
Therefore, Euler’s future positioning is as an open source system for digital infrastructure, covering all-scenario applications, supporting servers, cloud computing, edge computing, and clamping into diverse devices.
At the launch of Huawei’s nova 9 series, He Gang, chief operating officer of Huawei’s consumer business, announced that since the upgrade started on June 2, the number of users who have upgraded the Hongmeng system has exceeded 120 million, and the system has become the fastest growing user in the world. mobile operating system.
If the processor chip is the heart of the information equipment, then the software operating system is the soul of the information equipment. On October 5, 2021, Google officially launched Android 12, pushing the source code of Android 12 to the Android open source project. In addition to announcing the official release of Android 12, Google announced the list of the first mobile phones equipped with Android 12.
Google said that the mobile phone brands that can use the Android 12 operating system by the end of 2021 include Pixel, Samsung, OnePlus, OPPO, realme, Transsion, vivo, and Xiaomi. Among them, Xiaomi’s first batch of models supporting Android 12 are: Xiaomi 11, Xiaomi 11Pro, Xiaomi 11ultra, Redmik40Pro, Redmik40Pro+. The first OV models to support Android 12 are: OPPO Find X3Pro, findX3, OnePlus 9Pro, OnePlus 9.
Careful friends may have discovered that Huawei, which has often appeared in Google’s new Android system launch list in the past, did not appear on the list this time. Why didn’t Huawei phones appear in the Android 12 update list? I believe everyone knows the reason. Huawei owns the Hongmeng system. Thanks to the excellent performance of the Hongmeng system, Huawei Hongmeng has successfully broken through the 100 million user mark, officially connected to the system on the right track, and is ready to accept the test of the market.
It is worth mentioning that, in order to completely solve the problem of our country being “stuck” by foreign software on the software operating system, Huawei has launched the B-end Euler system for the country’s major digital construction. With the Hongmeng system, Huawei has made up for the last shortcoming of my country’s software operating system.
In mid-September this year, a new batch of HarmonyOS 2 version internal testing opened for recruitment, adding 10 new models, including Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9 Porsche Design, nova 3, Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus , Huawei Tablet M5 10.8 inches, Huawei Tablet M5 Pro 10.8 inches, Huawei Tablet M5 8.4 inches.
According to feedback from netizens, Huawei SMS notification said that the HarmonyOS 2 internal beta version 184.108.40.206 of Huawei P10 mobile phone has been pushed. Please upgrade in time after receiving the version. Upgrade method: “Settings > System > Software Update”.
1. Please make sure your phone version is 220.127.116.11 (Refer to: Settings > System > Software Update or “My Huawei App > Upgrade Early adopters > Check it out” or “My Huawei > Services > Quick Service > Upgrade” Early adopters”), otherwise the push will not be received;
2. During the internal testing period, please turn on the user experience improvement plan switch (path: Settings – System and Update – User Experience Improvement Plan), which is convenient for engineers to perform system and application analysis, fault diagnosis, etc., and continuously improve the quality of the version;
3. Please back up all important data to the PC or the cloud before upgrading, and confirm that the backup content is complete and valid, otherwise there may be a risk of data loss;
4. Due to the incompatibility of some third-party applications with HarmonyOS, there may be situations where the third-party applications cannot be used normally after the update (such as Weibo crashes, freezes, and power consumption). Update the app to the latest version. If the problem still cannot be solved, it is recommended that you wait patiently for the app update information and update it in time.
In the past PC Internet era, Microsoft’s Windows operation occupied an absolute dominant position, and Apple’s Mac OS ranked second. As of 2010Q4, the market share of the two in the PC operating system was 92.55% and 6.17% respectively, and the total reached more than 98%. As of the latest The market share of the two in 2021Q1 was 74.3% and 15.94% respectively, and the total remained above 90%. In the mobile Internet era, Microsoft has fallen behind, and Google Android’s share in smartphone operating systems has continued to rise, and smartphone shipments in Q4 2016 When the volume reached an all-time high, the market share of its smartphone operating system exceeded 70% for the first time, reaching 71.61%, while Apple relied on the newly launched iOS operating system in the mobile phone market to win 18.95% of the market, and the two together reached more than 90%. Since then, the competition pattern between the two has almost been finalized. As of the latest 2021Q1, the total market share has reached more than 99%; if PCs, tablets, and smartphones are put together in a comprehensive view, Google Android also surpassed Microsoft Windows for the first time in 2017Q1. The first major operating system, Microsoft’s strategic misjudgment in the era of mobile Internet is not too big.
When we review the development history of the operating system, we can find that once the market structure of a certain track operating system is determined, there is almost no possibility for the latecomers to make a comeback. Android is very strong on the mobile phone side, but it is still unable to participate in the competition in the PC market (even if a few notebooks support the Android operating system, it will not become the mainstream), because the latecomers need to challenge the entire industry ecology of the pioneers, and now the global scale The number of Android developers has reached 20 million, and the number of iOS developers has reached 24 million. The difficulty of the latecomers trying to kill tens of millions of people can be imagined. Therefore, the failure of Microsoft Windows Mobile, Samsung Bada, and Alibaba Yun OS is inevitable.